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Cheesy nacho roasted chickpeas

Cheesy nacho roasted chickpeas

A few times, I’ve shared a revised version of an old recipe, and you guys have really loved it. Crock-Pot mushroom stroganoff, very veggie lentil bake, stew and dumplings – they’ve all appeared on this site more than once, and the second version is always a million times more popular than the original. It seems […]

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Chickpea Fattoush Nourish Bowl

Chickpea Fattoush Nourish Bowl

This chickpea fattoush nourish bowl was created in partnership with Village Farms. All opinions are our own. Alex and I were born in the 1980’s; we were those 8-year-olds who planted trees for Earth Day and worried about alternative fuel sources. But it wasn’t until adulthood that we realized that the food we eat can also affect the Earth–in both positive and negative ways. Today we’re foodies who typically wouldn’t be caught dead making a dish without of season, non-local tomatoes. We stand in support of our local farmers and against out-of-season, tasteless big-box store tomatoes. However, at the same time: we realize that in order to feed our world, we need diversity in food growing practices. As idealistic as it sounds, we’re not going to feed the world with 100% local veggie farmers. It’s estimated that by 2050 we’ll have an additional 2 billion people in this world, and to feed them we’ll need to double the amount of crops we grow. To make that happen, Alex and I believe that organizations of all kinds are going to have to lean and green up their growing practices: from small and local farmers to large and national businesses. To celebrate […]

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It May Look Fancy, but This Protein-Packed Egg Dish Takes All of 15 Minutes

It May Look Fancy, but This Protein-Packed Egg Dish Takes All of 15 Minutes

It’s hard to beat eggs when it comes to breakfast – it might not seem like it, but there is a lot of power hiding in those shells! Besides being stacked with protein, eggs have also been shown to fight belly fat. Add chickpeas to the mix, and you’re looking at a breakfast that will power you straight to lunch.

Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are also full of good-for-you protein but have the added benefit of filling fiber, meaning you’ll stay fuller longer. Chickpeas also have the support of science! A study showed that individuals who ate chickpeas made healthier food choices throughout the day compared to those that skipped the Mediterranean favorite.

Don’t let appearances fool you! Despite how elegant this dish may look, it’s ridiculously easy to prepare. Everything goes into one dish and then straight into the oven. It’s also a dish that you can get creative with by changing up the veggies or spices you include or baking it with a tomato or pesto sauce.

Baked Eggs With Spiced Chickpeas and Spinach

From What’s Cooking Good Looking

Ingredients

  1. 1 14-15 ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed
  2. Handful of spinach, coarsely chopped
  3. 1 teaspoon of sumac (optional)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. Black pepper, to taste
  7. 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  8. 2 large eggs
  1. Optional toppings:
  2. Additional sumac
  3. Sliced scallions
  4. Sliced avocado
  5. Spoonful of harissa, pesto, or another sauce of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place the chickpeas and spinach into a small baking dish; add the sumac (if using), paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Place in the oven for five minutes.
  3. Remove and carefully crack the two eggs over the chickpeas and return to the oven. Bake for another five minutes. Check the dish, and if the eggs are not cooked enough, return for another 2-3 minutes. You want the whites to be cooked but the yolks to be a little runny.
  4. Serve right away and top with any additional toppings you like.

Information

Category
Eggs, Breakfast/Brunch
Yield
2 servings
Cook Time
15 minutes
Tahini Mint Kale Salad

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Mango chickpea curry

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We’ve finally installed our new dishwasher! Hurrah! We’ve only had it for a few days, and it has genuinely changed my life already. Cooking new recipes every day, I create a lot of dirty dishes, and it’s so nice to be able to throw them straight in the dishwasher rather than letting them pile up by […]

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One Pan Vegetable Quinoa Paella

One Pan Vegetable Quinoa Paella

This easy vegetable paella is made in just one pan, ready in less than 40 minutes and packed full of that classic paella flavor. Feel free to add seafood or chicken too! Me and paella go way back. When I was in college I studied abroad in Alicante, Spain, which is nestled on the Mediterranean […]

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One Pan Vegetable Quinoa Paella

One Pan Vegetable Quinoa Paella

This easy vegetable paella is made in just one pan, ready in less than 40 minutes and packed full of that classic paella flavor. Feel free to add seafood or chicken too! Me and paella go way back. When I was in college I studied abroad in Alicante, Spain, which is nestled on the Mediterranean […]

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Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Oh do I LOVE a good salad. During the week I really make an effort to get my greens in and this salad definitely makes it super eeeeeeasy!  Crispy chickpeas, delicious tahini dressing and TONS of flavor make this salad one of my favorites.  Even my picky husband gobbles this right up and trust me, […]

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Smashed Kimchi Chickpea Salad

Smashed Kimchi Chickpea Salad

Once upon a time, I knew chickpea salad as a wholesome vegan alternative to chicken salad, a plant-based mainstay for sandwiches and wraps. Nowadays chickpea salad is so popular that I’ve seen it on (omnivore) restaurant menus, not to mention all over the interwebs, and the other day my own mom announced to me that…

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Protein-Packed Snackable Cookie Dough

Protein-Packed Snackable Cookie Dough

Forget chowing down on the prepackaged stuff – this cookie dough is an excellent source of fiber and protein in one sweet, healthy snack. It’s vegan and gluten-free, too. In fact, it’s grain-free. The secret ingredient is chickpeas – they really are ma…